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60+ Clever Out Of Office Messages [2023]

60+ Clever Out Of Office Messages [2023]

60+ Clever Out Of Office Messages [2023]

An out-of-office message is a short note that you leave when you're not at work and may not reply to clients or coworkers for a period of time.

If someone emails while you're out of the office, they'll get an auto-reply letting them know what happened and when they should expect a response. This helps reduce customer and employee frustration.

Crafting the right message is critical, as it lets others know:

  • You're OOO and won't be responding right away
  • How long you'll be away and the date you'll be back
  • Why you're away (this is optional, but some choose to disclose the reason for being out of office).

Here we've listed 60+ out-of-office messages for you to send the next time you are away from work.

Best Out-of-Office Messages

I am out of the office and will respond to you as soon as I can.

I will be out of the office on [date] through [date], but feel free to email me at this address if you need something in the meantime.

I'm out of the office until [date] Any urgent issues can be handled by my colleague [name].

I'll be away from my desk for the rest of the week. If you need to reach me, please use my cell phone at [number]

My inbox is full right now—I'm away from my desk! When I get back in town, I'll be sure to check it and reply to your message right away.

I'm out for a few days, but feel free to leave me notes on my desk when you need something!

I am currently on leave from work due to an emergency at home, please contact me at xxx-xxx-xxxx if necessary.

Hi there! Just taking a quick break from work today and tomorrow before coming back on Wednesday!

I've gone to [name of place] for a weekend getaway! I'll be back on Monday morning ready to tackle the week ahead.

I am currently out of the office, but I will reply as soon as possible.

I am out of the office for an important medical appointment

I'm out of the office, but I'll be back in a flash!

I'm taking a well-deserved break and will be out of the office until [date].

Simple Out-of-Office Messages

I'm at a conference. If you need to reach me, please call my cell phone.

I'm out of the office. Please contact my assistant with any questions.

I'm away from the office right now. I'll be back tomorrow

I'm out of the office until Tuesday, working on a project. I'll be back then!

I will be absent from [date] until [date].

Out of office, but you can find me at [insert location].

I've got a cold and am taking it easy at home today.

I am out of the office for a few days for personal reasons.

Back after some time off.

If you need me, you can reach me at [phone number].

I'm out of the office for the next week and won't be checking my email.

Out of office for 3 days. It's my time to relax

I'm out of the office today and tomorrow.

Unique Out-of-Office Messages

My email is down for maintenance—please try again later!

I am on vacation from [date] through [date], so I will be unable to respond to your email until then.

Hi there! I'm out of the office until [date], but you can get in touch with me by emailing [email].

My mom is in town, so I'm taking some time off to spend with her. See you all on Wednesday!

I am currently away from my desk, but if you need anything, please contact my assistant who will be happy to help you.

Out of Office. I have left the company and am no longer able to respond to emails.

I'm out of the office until [date] because I'm doing [activity].

My phone is dead, so if you've been trying to reach me, sorry! I'll be back in touch when it's charged.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I won't be able to access my email for a few days. If you have any urgent queries, please send them through our website or social media channels and I'll get back to you ASAP!

I'm away from my desk for the next few hours but will respond to any emails received during that period as soon as possible. Please don't hesitate to send me an email if it's urgent!

I'm not here right now because I'm at a funeral. Please email me when you need anything urgent.

I'm out of the office until Monday. Happy to let you know that I've arranged for my team to help you with any questions you might have during this time.

I'm out of the office for a few days, but don't worry—I know you won't miss me that much anyway!

Funny Out-of-Office Messages

I’ll get back to you when I return to civilization.

I am out of order until further notice.

I'm having too much fun right now! Please don't bother me with any work-related matters until next week.

I'm out of the office until I find my soulmate.

I'm out of the office until Monday, but check out my Instagram for some new photos!

I'm not here because I have a life.

My dog ate my computer and now it's getting fixed—I'll be back online as soon as possible!

I'm out of the office until I find someone to love me back unconditionally, with all their heart and soul, and then some more!

On vacation. Hoping to win the lottery and never return.

If found, contact someone other than me.

I have no money for gas.

I will be away from work for one week while training. When I return, don’t expect any improvement.

I can’t respond to my emails today. Something has crashed on my computer and the mouse is missing

Short Out-of-Office Messages

I'm on vacation!

Enjoying my time off

I'm taking a break from work

I'm away from my computer for a few days

I'm busy with projects

On vacation and will return in two weeks.

I'm stuck in traffic and can't make it.

I'm sick.

The boss is out of the office until [day]

Out of office - temporary email [email address]

Out of office for training.

It's my day off!

I'm taking a mental health day.

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story
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